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The Resource The human recipe : understanding your genes in today's society, Pascal Borry and Gert Matthijs

The human recipe : understanding your genes in today's society, Pascal Borry and Gert Matthijs

Label
The human recipe : understanding your genes in today's society
Title
The human recipe
Title remainder
understanding your genes in today's society
Statement of responsibility
Pascal Borry and Gert Matthijs
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • dut
  • eng
Summary
"A smart and witty guide to all you want to know about human genetics. Human genetics is not the playground of science alone. Genetics concerns all of us, for we all have DNA, genes, genomes, and chromosomes. Our genes determine partly our appearance and our behaviour, our talents and our health risks. The authors of The Human Recipe use humour to explain what we understand about human genetics. With anecdotes and topical examples, they demonstrate how genetics affects our everyday lives. What if a DNA analysis were to reveal that your biological father must be someone other than the person you've been calling 'Dad' for years? Does genetics explain why Africans excel in athletics, Asians in gymnastics, and Europeans mainly in sports testing physical strengths? What is the difference between a genetic disease and a contagious illness? The newest developments in human genetics also raise ethical questions and issues which are currently being debated within the genetics community, and the authors do not avoid looking at these either. Should we use genetics to ensure the conception of healthy children or even 'designer babies'? Should we identify genetic risks before pregnancy? Should we edit genes in embryos? Can we identify our risk for cancers and can we prevent them? What about privacy in DNA research and forensic databases? Can DNA be stolen, and if so, would this be considered a serious crime? The Human Recipe provides a clever insight into all you might want to know about human genetics in our current society"--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Borry, Pascal
Dewey number
572.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QH447
LC item number
.B67 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
QU 460
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Matthijs, Gert
  • Snaet, Joris
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Genes
  • Human genome
  • Genetics
  • Genome, Human
  • SCIENCE
  • MEDICAL
  • Genes
  • Genetics
  • Genomes
  • Human genome
Label
The human recipe : understanding your genes in today's society, Pascal Borry and Gert Matthijs
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Translated from the Dutch version "Iedereen geniaal. Humane genetica in woorden en cartoons."
  • Cartoons: Joris Snaet
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The genome : the cookbook of life -- Reading genomes -- A gene, a genome, and then what? -- Genetic disorders -- Angelina Jolie's choice -- Give me back my DNA! -- We are all carriers -- New test tracks for fetus DNA -- Designer babies -- As long as it stays in the family -- Everyone's genome investigated -- Finding out more than you would want to know -- HELP! : the government has my DNA! -- Genome hackers -- A Neanderthal in all of us? -- Mudbloods -- My Olympic DNA -- The godfather -- Personalizing medicine to fit your genetic profile -- Gene therapy, a medicine? -- Consumer genomics -- Genes and patents -- X and Y
Control code
987911320
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
English language edition.
Extent
1 online resource (232 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789461661968
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1px3z81
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)987911320
Label
The human recipe : understanding your genes in today's society, Pascal Borry and Gert Matthijs
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Translated from the Dutch version "Iedereen geniaal. Humane genetica in woorden en cartoons."
  • Cartoons: Joris Snaet
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The genome : the cookbook of life -- Reading genomes -- A gene, a genome, and then what? -- Genetic disorders -- Angelina Jolie's choice -- Give me back my DNA! -- We are all carriers -- New test tracks for fetus DNA -- Designer babies -- As long as it stays in the family -- Everyone's genome investigated -- Finding out more than you would want to know -- HELP! : the government has my DNA! -- Genome hackers -- A Neanderthal in all of us? -- Mudbloods -- My Olympic DNA -- The godfather -- Personalizing medicine to fit your genetic profile -- Gene therapy, a medicine? -- Consumer genomics -- Genes and patents -- X and Y
Control code
987911320
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
English language edition.
Extent
1 online resource (232 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789461661968
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1px3z81
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)987911320

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